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Hays County COVID-19 Update for January 5

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports three (3) COVID-related fatalities: a Kyle man in his 70s, a Kyle male in his 60s and a Wimberley female in her 70s.

The department also reports 204 new lab-confirmed cases, 10 new hospitalizations and seven (7) new hospital discharges, along with 248 additional people now considered recovered.

The current total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County is 11,162 with 1,690 current active cases. The County has had 2,419 active cases in the last 21 days. There are 78,451 negative tests overall. The total number of recoveries is 9,336. Hays County has had 575 total COVID-related hospitalizations and 39 people are currently hospitalized.

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra reminds Hays County residents that higher numbers of hospitalizations can lead to additional restrictions under the Governor’s current plan. Hays County is in Hospital Region O.

“Once our hospital region hits the 15 percent mark for seven consecutive days,” he said, “that will trigger certain closures or restrictions throughout Hays County businesses and organizations. Please folks, wear your masks, wash your hands and stay home unless it’s necessary to go out.”

See the Department of State Health Services website for more about hospitalization capacity in Region O.

January 5 Report

Lab-Confirmed Negative
Tests
Recovered Cases Active Last 21 days Active
All Cases
Probable

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities Total Hospitalizations Current Hospitalizations Cases Removed
11,162 78,451 9,336 2,419 1,690 1,343 136 575 39 Updated Fridays

 

Age Range Female Male Total Fatalities
0-9 yrs. 323 277 600 0
10-19 yrs. 792 667 1,459 0
20-29 yrs. 1,800 1,679 3,479 1
30-39 yrs. 934 837 1,771 0
40-49 yrs. 794 690 1,484 5
50-59 yrs. 548 554 1,102 13
60-69 yrs. 372 327 699 20
70-79 yrs. 181 175 356 42
> 80 yrs. 133 79 212 55
Total 5,877 5,285 11,162 136

 

Area Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Fatalities
Austin 285 58 218 9
Bear Creek 4 0 4 0
Buda 1,888 365 1,505 18
Creedmoor 3 1 2 0
Driftwood 140 30 110 0
Dripping Springs 471 99 367 5
Hays 0 0 0 0
Kyle 3,449 493 2,913 43
Manchaca 17 4 13 0
Maxwell 15 3 12 0
Mountain City 29 7 21 1
Niederwald 57 11 46 0
San Marcos 4,421 543 3,825 53
Uhland 26 2 24 0
Wimberley 355 74 274 7
Woodcreek 2 0 2 0
Total 11,162 1,690 9,336 136

 

Ethnicity Female Male Total Percentage of Cases
Hispanic 2,761 2,457 5,218 46.8%
Non-Hispanic 1,817 1,671 3,488 31.3%
Not Specified 1,299 1,157 2,456 22.0%
Total 5,877 5,285 11,162 100.0%

 

Race Percentage of Cases
American Indian 0.1%
Asian 0.7%
Black 2.5%
Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%
White 70.0%
Not Specified/ Unknown 1.6%

NOTE: Some Hays County residents have Austin addresses. Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.

A COVID-19 Fact Sheet is on the County website: https://hayscountytx.com/covid-19-fact-sheet/. The County’s COVID-19 info, including the online dashboard, is here.

As with any emergency situation, www.HaysInformed.com, the countywide emergency notification blog, has a rolling list of important information regarding COVID-19. Many local municipality websites also have information. Several local school districts also have their own COVID-19 dashboards as does Texas State University.

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